Top Iranian military commander arrives in Pakistan

Published October 13, 2021
This file photo shows Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of General Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Maj Gen Mohammad Bagheri during a meeting in Tehran. — Photo via ISPR/File
This file photo shows Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of General Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Maj Gen Mohammad Bagheri during a meeting in Tehran. — Photo via ISPR/File

ISLAMABAD: Chief of General Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Maj Gen Mohammad Bagheri arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day visit.

Lt Gen Saqib Mehmood Malik, chief of logistics staff of Pakistan Army, received him at the airport.

General Bagheri is leading a high-ranking military delegation.

The top Iranian commander will meet Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza and other senior military officials before travelling to Karachi in the second leg of his Pakistan tour where he will visit military and naval installations.

The two sides, during the visit, would hold talks on border security, regional stability and counter-terrorism cooperation. It is expected that the visit would lead to expansion of defence ties.

Iranian official newswire IRNA said the visit expresses the joint resolve of Iranian and Pakistani military officials to further enhance bilateral cooperation, develop security at the common borders, contribute to regional stability, forge a common vision for peace and stability in Afghanistan, consult on issues of the Islamic world and fight against terrorism.

Published in Dawn, October 13th, 2021

Opinion

Awaiting orders
25 Oct 2021

Awaiting orders

Orders are given for demolition. Some structures go down. Some still stand.
Is it our own?
25 Oct 2021

Is it our own?

It is fair to ask what truly determines our success.
Up, up and away
Updated 25 Oct 2021

Up, up and away

Irate Twitterati want Superman to stop meddling.
No-trust resolution dynamics
Updated 24 Oct 2021

No-trust resolution dynamics

It is heartening that the effort to remove a chief minister is following constitutional norms.

Editorial

25 Oct 2021

Party to a vile campaign

THE PTI government’s hostility towards the media and its intolerance for dissent is well known. The target of ...
Financial crisis
Updated 25 Oct 2021

Financial crisis

DESPITE having progressed to ‘very good step’ and being ‘close to concluding the agreement’ a few days back,...
25 Oct 2021

Morals and Pemra

TIME and again, Pemra has come under fire for issuing arbitrary instructions to TV channels on matters ranging from...
Anti-government rallies
Updated 24 Oct 2021

Anti-government rallies

Banning a party because it can create a public nuisance sets a dangerous precedent which can be repeated to justify future bans.
24 Oct 2021

End of polio?

AFTER a long struggle, the reward is finally in sight. With only a single case of wild poliovirus reported this year...
24 Oct 2021

Heritage work

IT is encouraging that, slowly, projects of heritage conservation and preservation appear to be taking off. These...